Synonyms for (noun) clutch

Synonyms: grasp, grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches

Definition: the act of grasping

Usage: he released his clasp on my arm; he has a strong grip for an old man; she kept a firm hold on the railing

Similar words: prehension, taking hold, seizing, grasping

Definition: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)


Synonyms: clutch

Definition: a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

Usage: this year's model has an improved clutch

Similar words: coupler, coupling

Definition: a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects


Synonyms: clutch, clutch pedal

Definition: a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism

Usage: he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other

Similar words: pedal, treadle, foot lever, foot pedal

Definition: a lever that is operated with the foot


Synonyms: clutch, clutch bag

Definition: a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

Similar words: handbag, purse, pocketbook, bag

Definition: a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

Usage: she reached into her bag and found a comb


Synonyms: batch, clutch

Definition: a collection of things or persons to be handled together

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection

Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole


Synonyms: clutch

Definition: a number of birds hatched at the same time

Similar words: brood

Definition: the young of an animal cared for at one time


Synonyms: clutch

Definition: a tense critical situation

Usage: he is a good man in the clutch

Similar words: temporary state

Definition: a state that continues for a limited time

Synonyms for (verb) clutch

Synonyms: seize, get hold of, clutch

Definition: affect

Usage: Fear seized the prisoners; The patient was seized with unbearable pains; He was seized with a dreadful disease

Similar words: sweep over, overtake, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, whelm

Definition: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli


Synonyms: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals

Similar words: take, get hold of

Definition: get into one's hands, take physically

Usage: Take a cookie!; Can you take this bag, please


Synonyms: cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight

Definition: hold firmly, usually with one's hands

Usage: She clutched my arm when she got scared

Similar words: take hold, hold

Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip

Usage: Hold this bowl for a moment, please; A crazy idea took hold of him